I am likely to have a dinner date with Taslima Nasreen when I return to India.
What happened was that while watching twitter today in Columbus, Ohio I saw Taslima's tweet " Khabe ? ", and there was a photo of Taslima with some fruits. I responded " Khabo. Kintu ki kore khava jaye ? Ami to Americae aachi ".
This clean bowled Taslima. who responded by tweeting " Wow,you know Bengali "
I then sent her this tweet " In your book ' Lajja ' you bravely wrote against atrocities on Hindus in Bangladesh. I have been fighting atrocities on Muslims in india.". She graciously responded that it will be an honour to have dinner with me.
Then I sent her this tweet " And I must confess that I am a supporter of Sharad Chandra Chattopadhyaya, and am opposed to that British stooge Tagore. So don't hit me with a danda when we meet ( as many Bengalis are prone to do when anyone criticizes 'Gurudev' ).
i hope this does not so much upset her so that she cancels our date ! I am really looking forward to it.